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WaterWitchin 08-02-2020 09:10 AM

I have a question. I wasn't familiar with this plant so looked it up. It appears in the wild to grow on top of rocks or on top of the ground. Couldn't you take a big plant tray, drill some holes in the bottom of the tray, put scoria in the tray and plunk it on top? In other words, let it grow shallower? Then you could hang it? Just a question...

DirtyCoconuts 08-02-2020 03:58 PM

I always grew it in a soil mix because it like water but thatís a dandy idea too

I can also send you a small keiki next round. Itís not on Steveís level but itíll get ya started

isurus79 08-02-2020 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by WaterWitchin (Post 931640)
I have a question. I wasn't familiar with this plant so looked it up. It appears in the wild to grow on top of rocks or on top of the ground. Couldn't you take a big plant tray, drill some holes in the bottom of the tray, put scoria in the tray and plunk it on top? In other words, let it grow shallower? Then you could hang it? Just a question...

Yep, that's one way to grow it! My understanding is this one is not picky about what it grows in!

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Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts (Post 931704)
I always grew it in a soil mix because it like water but thatís a dandy idea too

I can also send you a small keiki next round. Itís not on Steveís level but itíll get ya started

That's how mine started! I got a single growth keiki. The original owner asked me earlier in the year, "is that one I gave you from my collection?!" I don't think he grows his as bright as mine. lol

WaterWitchin 08-03-2020 07:46 AM

How fun! You know I'm game Coconut. How wet is wet? Like Phrag wet?

DirtyCoconuts 08-03-2020 10:01 AM

Hard to compare bc it is terrestrial but in a lava rock tray Iíd treat it as semi hydro and keep it moist at all times.

Pretty cool idea. Iím excited to see it

DirtyCoconuts 08-05-2020 11:49 AM

i'll celebrate roots today since all the flowers are getting taken from me....(bleeping lizards!!)

this phrag was in ceramic vessel and i had felt like she was cramped so i up-potted her


the beauty of a healthy S/H root mass is hard to beat!


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ecfa5a1d_c.jpgMacro. by J Solo, on Flickr

hypostatic 09-02-2020 04:17 PM

some catasetum root porn for yas!

https://i.imgur.com/a9J6qIc.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/mVXT1hg.jpg?1

isurus79 09-02-2020 08:24 PM

Nice!

DirtyCoconuts 09-03-2020 08:11 AM

When it makes nest like that, how can you not want to drop leaf litter in it???

Awesome

isurus79 09-03-2020 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts (Post 935062)
When it makes nest like that, how can you not want to drop leaf litter in it???

Awesome

Ha! The oak trees I grow mine under are always willing to oblige! lol


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